• By John McDaniel Midway Correspondent

The Week At Midway - Personals and Comments

Everybody who worked hard to come out from under all the limbs, brush and trees all last week was ready to get out and forget last week for a while. Last Friday’s Midsummer Night in Midway allowed everyone to do just that. Even with all the activities taking place in surrounding towns, downtown Midway was filled with people dancing, eating, shopping, and just hanging out.

The new set-up where the north side of downtown Railroad Street is completely blocked off seems to be a hit not only with the vendors and visitors, but also the bands that have played the event. One of the band members commented that the new set-up brought everyone a little closer. This month’s event, which started at 6 p.m., was bigger than last month’s, although visitors to the downtown area really didn’t start to arrive until 7 p.m.

The new set-up didn’t slow down restaurant business. The Brown Barrel, which is located a street down from Railroad Street, was full before the event began, and the restaurant crowd seemed to move on up to the downtown area soon after.

Dr. Robert Botkin presented an interesting program last Thursday at the Little Memorial Library on the Midway University campus. Dr. Botkin is a past president of the historical school, and the focus of his presentation was the history of Midway University. The program was part of the Midway Living History Series that usually takes place at the Midway Branch Woodford County Library.

Midway University has recently announced that it is going to offer a tuition discount to all Midway residents. The University has signed a

Community Education Partnership Memorandum of Agreement with the City of Midway and will begin offering a tuition discount to all city residents for its evening and online undergraduate and graduate programs.

Dr. John P. Marsden, president of Midway University, said, “We are pleased to offer this discount to our friends and neighbors in Midway.

We want to be a partner with the community and help improve the lives of our citizens and give back where we can. By offering a tuition discount, we hope this will help many in our community realize the opportunity to advance their education and career options. This tuition discount program is focused on our evening and online programs to help those who are already working have an affordable and convenient option to continue their education close to home.”

The details of the agreement, which was signed by Marsden and Mayor Grayson Vandegrift, are as follows:

1) The University agrees to provide a 15 percent reduction in tuition (at the rate published by the University each academic year) to official residents of Midway and their dependents (who have established residency of one year or more) for its evening/online undergraduate and graduate programs.

2) Midway University will also waive any applicable application fees.

Residents of Midway can contact the Midway University Admissions Office at 859-846-5788 or email admissions@midway.edu to find out more or start an application online at apply.midway.edu.

Did you ever think that maybe it wouldn’t hurt to sharpen up your driving skills? If so, there will be a great opportunity to become a better driver and brush up on new traffic laws. The class will take place at the Woodford County Extension Office at 184 Beasley Road on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

AARP members can attend for $15 and there will be a $20 charge for non-members. Call Elizabeth Coots at 873-4601 or email her atelizabeth.coots@uky.edu to register.

After attending these classes, you might want to call up your car insurance agent and tell him you graduated from this course and would like for him to consider a discount.

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